Saaho (transl. May victory be yours) is a 2019 Indian action thriller film
Principal photography for Saaho began in August 2017. Filming took place in India, United Arab Emirates, Romania and Austria, and was undertaken with IMAX cameras.Produced on a budget of ₹350 crore, it is one among the most expensive Indian films. The film’s soundtrack was composed by Tanishk Bagchi, Guru Randhawa, Badshah, Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy and Ghibran, and released under the banner T-Series.
Saaho was theatrically released in India in cinemas and IMAX on 30 August 2019.
Roy, crime boss of Waaji City’s underworld, is killed in a car accident. Devaraj, the son of a former crime boss, declares himself the next leader of the crime syndicate; he is supported by some members, but opposed by the rest. However, Roy’s son Vishwank foils his plans by succeeding his father as the next boss. Vishwank is also determined to unmask his father’s murderer and sets out to lead Waaji City.
The story then turns to India, where a genius thief steals about 2 lakh crores with ease. A nationwide manhunt ensues to find the culprit. Undercover agent Ashok Chakravarthy is assigned as head of the manhunt taskforce. Although he initially refuses, he relents after finding out that Amritha Nair, a woman he is infatuated with, will also be on the taskforce. The taskforce uncovers the whereabouts of the thief and traps him during his next robbery, after Amritha and Ashok fall in love. They let the thief take a black box that can open a locker containing treasures at a secure building in Waaji City.
Later, there is a chase in which Amritha, Ashok, and Officer David confront the thief at a bridge. It is then revealed that the thief was actually undercover officer Ashok Chakravarthy and the officer pretender with them is S. N. Saaho who is the actual person committing the robberies. As Saaho escapes with this partner David, Amritha along with the entire Indian justice department is stunned.
Afterwards, it is revealed that Devaraj killed Roy in order to gain power. Amritha then tracks Saaho all the way to Waaji city and pretends and she is still in love with him but is actually helping Ashok. Meanwhile, Amritha actually falls for him and betrays Ashok. While they are about to kiss, Amritha is shot and taken away by Devaraj. Saaho is forced by Devaraj to give him the black box, but later betrays him as he strikes a deal and gives the black box to Vishwank. Amritha is then subsequently saved by Ibrahim, one of Vishwank’s associates. Saaho is then chased by Ashok and the police, with Amritha in a helicopter with a sniper, As the sniper is shooting him, Amritha tries to save Saaho by distracting the sniper, but the sniper pushes her towards the very end of the Helicopter, Saaho saves her with a jetpack, but is later arrested by the police.
Kalki, the crime lawyer of the underworld , who was with Vishwank the whole time is revealed to be on Devaraj’s side, she accesses the vault with the black box while Amritha locates and chases Alex, a man she met in a bar in Mumbai and Ashok meets up with Vishwank.
Saaho is taken to Devaraj’s village where he battles with Devaraj’s goons and defeats them easily. Devaraj arrives, And Saaho reveals to him that he is Siddhant Nandan Saaho, The real son of Roy. Vishwank and Alex also reveal this to Ashok and Amritha and Kalki also witnesses a portrait of Roy and Saaho inside the vault, thereby shocking all of them. Saaho kills Devaraj by cutting off his head.
Ibrahim reveals Saaho’s real identity to the gang members, and Saaho becomes the next kingpin of the underworld. Some months later, Saaho locates Amritha somewhere in Austria and confesses his love for her, and they share a kiss and hug each other. In a distance, a sniper aims at Saaho as he opens his eye to the danger.